Sunday Reads: Creature Congress, Chamber of Chills

 

Chamber of the House of Representatives

Today’s theme is a little tongue in cheek. Because I think personally, any of the creatures featured in the post would have more heart than the real monsters in the House of Representatives who voted for the tRumpcare bill.

First let’s get this out of the way….

It called out to me…I guess you can see why.

And they are in the House and Senate…and White House!

Republicans tout GOP healthcare bill on Sunday shows | TheHill

Republicans on Sunday touted the GOP healthcare bill days after it narrowly passed the House, framing the plan as a “rescue mission” for the “collapsing” ObamaCare.

Members of President Trump’s administration and GOP House leaders were out in force praising the plan and commending the president for keeping his promises to the American people. Meanwhile, Republican senators were somewhat more cautious on the House victory, expressing reservations and tempering expectations.

Of course this campaign is full of lies…

An unbelievable thing emerges from the House of Representatives, and refuses to tell the truth about the GOP Healthcare Bill

 

Tom Price says Americans will “absolutely not” lose Medicaid under GOP plan. That’s not true. – Vox

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price gave multiple interviews Sunday morning, defending the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

He repeatedly made false promises about what the American Health Care Act would do. He told CNN that the bill would “absolutely not” result in millions of Americans losing Medicaid. He told NBC that the goal of the Republican plan is to “make certain that every single person has health coverage.”

Non-partisan analysis of the Republican health care bill shows that neither of these claims are true. The Republican plan would result in millions of Americans losing Medicaid coverage. Passing the bill would reduce rather than increase how many people have coverage.

Price’s Sunday interviews were an echo of answers that President Trump has given to defend the Republican bill. He has described it as protecting people with pre-existing conditions and reducing deductibles, while it does neither of those things.

The Trump administration offers an appealing vision of what health care could look like in the United States, a future where everyone has robust insurance coverage at a low price.

But American Health Care Act does not deliver on that vision. And if it passes, and its big cuts to Obamacare’s coverage expansion go into effect, Trump and Price will be forced to confront that reality.

More at the link of course…

The horror of the ages…formula for death.

Premium Increases Under Republican Healthcare Plan

Got Asthma? That’ll Cost You $4,000 Extra Under the Republican Plan
Diabetes? That’s over $5,000.

Using data on how much insurance companies think someone with various conditions will cost them, CAP issued estimates for the premium surcharge—that is, how much more you’d pay—for a 40-year-old with those conditions. They even included the 1.5 percent premium reduction they estimate would result from a high-risk pool. The results still aren’t pretty:

  • Asthma: $4,270
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and specified autoimmune disorders: $26,180
  • Diabetes: $5,510
  • Pregnancy: $17,060
  • Autism: $5,420
  • Seizure disorders: $7,190
  • Colorectal, breast, kidney, and other cancers: $28,230
  • Lung, brain, and other severe cancers: $71,880
  • Metastatic cancer: $140,510

If this seems like a bad idea, or even if you just would like to see the CBO and other organizations give their own evaluations of the bill before Paul Ryan shoves it through the House, today is a good day to call your congressman. Here’s a directory.

This post from an ER doctor seems fitting enough:

For those of you in Georgia, this link will give you the creeps: This Chart Shows How Many People in Your District Will Lose Health Insurance Under Obamacare Repeal

Disgusting.

On the topic of women…

 

Is there no end to the oppression of women? Make sexual assault a pre-existing condition…so women won’t report rape and lose their health insurance coverage.

 

 

 

Why are the women always wearing Handmaid color dresses?

 

 

 

This Boat Sails Women Into International Waters To Give Abortions | HuffPost

Yes, all that just to take a pill…

 

 

 

 

 

Because, they have the nerve to kill you off…by passing tRumpcare.

 

The crawling horror of Paul Ryan and the rest of the monsters…even creatures like the Mummy know how bad they are.

Next up, some world news…

Macron to become next French president after beating back Le Pen and her populist tide – The Washington Post

Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders – NY Daily News

Reporters barred from Kushner Companies’ visa-for-investment event in China | Reuters

 

Here is the original story from The Hill:

Eric Trump in 2014: ‘We have all the funding we need out of Russia’ | TheHill

It came from the bottom of the world, and into the House of Representatives.

 

The obsession with repeal of Obamacare

 

If only…

 

I would not expect it to be the “last” time.

 

This is the real wall we need, the kind to protect us from the GOP!

 

Ending with this video…don’t know the veracity of the facts…but innit nice to think so.

 

Have a good evening…This is an open thread.

Paul Ryan celebrating with a Bud…after passing GOP healthcare bill.

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12 Comments on “Sunday Reads: Creature Congress, Chamber of Chills”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    Well, I just need to add a couple more pictures but at least it is finally up…hee…hee.

  2. NW Luna says:

    Ain’t Nature grand? Loved that vid. And the cartoon monsters are….so Republican. Well, no, they seem forthright in their monsterhood compared to the lying Rethugs.

    Now if only we could turn those wolves onto the excess Republicans who are overrunning us.

  3. Oh my, so much going on, my head is spinning😑

  4. Peg says:

    Long article in the Guardian: The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked –
    A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum.

    “…Because what is happening in America and what is happening in Britain are entwined. Brexit and Trump are entwined. The Trump administration’s links to Russia and Britain are entwined. And Cambridge Analytica is one point of focus through which we can see all these relationships in play; it also reveals the elephant in the room as we hurtle into a general election: Britain tying its future to an America that is being remade – in a radical and alarming way – by Trump…”

    • quixote says:

      That is an eyeopening, essential article. If you don’t read anything else all year, read that. Cadwalladr has to get whatever the highest international prize is for significant and excellent journalism!

    • NW Luna says:

      Thought I’d heard about CA infiltrating its way into the Pentagon. But after reading this article, the enormity of it all is enough to start one gibbering in horror about the future.

      These documents throw light on a significant and under-reported aspect of the Trump administration. The company that helped Trump achieve power in the first place has now been awarded contracts in the Pentagon and the US state department. Its former vice-president Steve Bannon now sits in the White House. It is also reported to be in discussions for “military and homeland security work”.

  5. dakinikat says:

  6. Minkoff Minx says:

    Tell me this isn’t perfect